The Intelligence Challenges of Hybrid Threats - Focus on Cyber and Virtual Realm
What challenges do the realm “Hybrid Threats” pose for the world of intelligence analysis and tradecraft, and how should intelligence agencies adapt?
This is the main theme of an extraordinarily timely analysis by Dr Gregory Treverton – former Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council and now Senior Fellow at CATS. No one is better placed than Dr Treverton to contextualize intelligence and its connection to the cyber and influence operation areas.
In the study The Intelligence Challenges of Hybrid Threats, by Dr Gregory Treverton, social media and cyber attacks – often combined with signals and human intelligence – are analyzed in relation to real world events such as the influence operations during the 2016 U.S. elections as well as the Office of Personnel Management hack (2015).